Hammers and Magpies chase Royals ace

Reading full-back Nicky Shorey is a summer transfer target for Premier League sides Newcastle and West Ham, according to the mirror.

Shorey's Reading contract runs out this summer and Shorey is reported to have said he will reject a January move to either side in favour of receiving a bumper pay day in the summer.

Shorey was a key part of the Reading side that surprised many people last season when they finished 8th. Shorey was linked with a move to the Hammers last summer but for some reason or another that never happened.

Shorey also made his England debut last season when lining up in England's 1-1 draw with Brazil at Wembley. Reading have struggled so far this season and many people think Shorey is likely to follow Steve Sidwell, who joined Chelsea when his contract ran out last season, out of the club.